Cochlear implants matching the prosthesis to the brain and facilitating desired plastic changes in brain function.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The cochlear implant (CI) is one of the great success stories of modern medicine. A high level of function is provided for most patients. However, some patients still do not achieve excellent or even good results using the present-day devices. Accumulating evidence is pointing to differences in the processing abilities of the "auditory brain" among patients as a principal contributor to this remaining and still large variability in outcomes. In this chapter, we describe a new approach to the design of CIs that takes these differences into account and thereby may improve outcomes for patients with compromised auditory brains.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wilson, BS; Dorman, MF; Woldorff, MG; Tucci, DL

Published Date

  • 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 194 /

Start / End Page

  • 117 - 129

PubMed ID

  • 21867799

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3697475

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1875-7855

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-0-444-53815-4.00012-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands